The Golden Roof is synonymous with Innsbruck: its iconic tourist attraction. Set inside Old Town, the 2,657 copper tiles gleam in the sun, a perfect photo op for the many tourists who flock to the pedestrian area to eat, shop, linger and stare at the place where Emperor Maximilian I sat to watch the street scenes on the square below.
The museum is worthwhile and a quiet retreat to escape from the tourist groups and crowds below on the pedestrian area. The museum shows life in medieval times of Maximilian I. Unlike the Imperial Palace, no security collateral is required for the audio guide included with admission. Children will be entertained in a play area with hands-on activities.
Be sure to send a free e-card from the museum. I sent one to my husband who texted me not five minutes later that he had received it. I was still in the museum. You can choose from a number of images and pre-printed messages geared for colleagues, friends or family members.
I visited the museum after a guided city tour. What surprised me the most is that you can walk up a few steps and look out onto the square just as Maximilian I did. While the balcony itself is closed off, you can get quite close to the actual balcony for a perfect birds-eye view.
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